patriotic Thimble

Souvenir items which commerate service in the Kaisers' army.

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patriotic Thimble

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sat May 31, 2014 1:10 pm

This just came in with a group of stuff. Nice Brass thimble with 1914 2 Iron crosses on it and standard Gott mit uns.

Nice little piece of history.

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Re: patriotic Thimble

Post by asergeant » Sat May 31, 2014 1:12 pm

Really nice souvenir.
First time I see one of those.

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Re: patriotic Thimble

Post by joerookery » Sat May 31, 2014 6:37 pm

Really nice souvenir.
First time I see one of those.
Me too :thumb up:
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Re: patriotic Thimble

Post by aicusv » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:09 am

Is this a a souvenir? I have seen things like this before, they were part of a soldier's "housewife" kit. Some of these kits were made to be presents from family member to a soldier. Rather than being a souvenir I feel this may have been part of a soldier's daily kit.
Recently, I picked up a bread bag (not WW1), tucked away in the corner of it was a small house wife kit. It must have been there for years with no one ever discovering it.
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